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On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.


703 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Wyoming
According to the Wyoming Department of Health, out of the 22,489 current cases of COVID-19, 5,263 of them are of people 18 years of age or younger. 648 people over the age of 80 have been confirmed as cases as well.
Natrona County Releases Face Mask Order
According to a Wednesday news release, Natrona County Health Officers Dr. Mark Dowell and Dr. Ghazi Ghanem issued the health order recently in conjunction with Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist.

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